The Most Awesome Vocal Battle Yet With Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson On The Voice UK
FaithTap Staff 3/5/2019
The Voice UK is a talent search television show that gives aspiring singers the opportunity to make their dreams come true and in the process give them the exposure they need. Usually, the hopefuls who are fortunate enough to be on the show are asked to give a brief narrative of their background, explain their song choice, and so forth. There are numerous interesting and heartwarming stories that add color to performances and keep the show even more interesting than it already is. In between acts and just to break the ice, the panel of judges, more popularly referred to as coaches, do a bit of entertaining themselves.
Music icons Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, and Olly Murs comprise this year's panel. In this episode, the discussion centers on the possible outcome of two coaches battling it out with vocals. Olly Murs raised the question and when asked who he would want to see in a sing off, he readily replied with the names of his picks, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson.
The two judges playfully feigned surprise and apprehension at the artist's choice. What happened next turned out to be one of the greatest moments on the show - an exchange of impressive vocals from two of the world's renowned artists. Their song of choice was the 60s classic "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Sir Tom Jones initiated the unplanned performance by asking the show's pianist about the key the song was in. The minute the pianist began playing, Sir Tom Jones delivered the first few lines of the song with Jennifer Hudson following immediately.
It was a duet unlike any other, with each line prompting the audience to cheer and clap louder. Their powerful voices blended together beautifully as they traded off lines, giving justice to the timeless track. Jennifer Hudson brought down the house with her astounding vocal range and ad libs, causing her co-judges to look at her in awe and the studio audience to scream and applaud. Her seemingly effortless contribution to the duet proves that she is more than deserving to be a vocal coach on the television show.
The stunning result of the combination of both their voices did more than just liven up the show further - it amplified the purpose of having such talents serve as judges and coaches to aspiring singers. Not only that, it gave a musical treat to the audience. It was a "battle" that will be remembered for a very long time with these two powerhouse talents.